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Old July 2 2009, 06:46 AM   #1
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Sigourney Weaver Opts Out of Alien and Ghostbusters Sequels

True it's from IMDB but...

Weaver Opts Out of Alien Prequel:
Sigourney Weaver has ruled out a return to the Alien film franchise, insisting she's finished with director Ridley Scott's sci-fi blockbusters. [MORE]
Weaver Out of Ghostbusters Sequel:
Sigourney Weaver has pulled out of the second Ghostbusters sequel. [MORE]
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Old July 2 2009, 07:10 AM   #2
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Re: Sigourney Weaver Opts Out of Alien and Ghostbusters Sequels

I saw this on Mania today so there's a second site reporting it...unless they took it from IMDB. I had thought that Ackroyd had said a couple months ago that they had signed Signorney, or maybe that it was they were working to sign her. I like how she says about Ghostusters III, I know they got Bill on board or something like that lol.
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Old July 2 2009, 07:20 AM   #3
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Re: Sigourney Weaver Opts Out of Alien and Ghostbusters Sequels

I wonder if that's really true. Oh well, at least she's still in Avatar.
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Old July 2 2009, 08:42 AM   #4
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Re: Sigourney Weaver Opts Out of Alien and Ghostbusters Sequels

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True it's from IMDB but...
Weaver Out of Ghostbusters Sequel:
Sigourney Weaver has pulled out of the second Ghostbusters sequel. [MORE]
That's pretty disingenuous. In the link it says she doesn't think she is part of the producers' plans. That doesn't sound like an opt out at all, more as a "they didn't call me".
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Old July 2 2009, 10:01 AM   #5
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Re: Sigourney Weaver Opts Out of Alien and Ghostbusters Sequels

I thought Ackroyd said the principals were 'onboard', but that nothing is officially signed so until that point everything is up in the air.

I'm not real sure she's needed for a Ghostbusters sequel anyway...
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Old July 2 2009, 10:14 AM   #6
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Re: Sigourney Weaver Opts Out of Alien and Ghostbusters Sequels

The Aliens movie is going to be a prequel, right?

If so, and unless they planned an "old Ripley back-in-time" type storyline (ala Star Trek), Weaver would have no place in the new movie.
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Old July 2 2009, 11:20 AM   #7
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Re: Sigourney Weaver Opts Out of Alien and Ghostbusters Sequels

Unless it's one of Ripley's ancestors she plays?
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Old July 2 2009, 01:38 PM   #8
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Re: Sigourney Weaver Opts Out of Alien and Ghostbusters Sequels

I wasn't expecting to see Weaver in the Alien prequel anyway.
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Old July 2 2009, 03:21 PM   #9
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Re: Sigourney Weaver Opts Out of Alien and Ghostbusters Sequels

I don't care if she's in either. For Ghostbusters, all I care about is the big four. Hell, I'm happy Rick Moranis refused to return because I can't stand him or his character.
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Old July 2 2009, 03:24 PM   #10
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Re: Sigourney Weaver Opts Out of Alien and Ghostbusters Sequels

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Hell, I'm happy Rick Moranis refused to return because I can't stand him or his character.
He didn't "refuse." He's been retired from acting ever since his wife died and he had to raise his young children on his own.

And I will not hear a bad word said about one of the creators of Strange Brew.

As for the topic at hand, it's thoroughly disingenuous to say that Weaver has "opted out" of a potential Ghostbusters III. Eisenberg and Stupnitsky have yet to even turn in a first draft, so it's anyone's guess as to which characters are being used. Talk of casting is entirely premature at this point, considering that the film has yet to officially enter pre-production.
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Old July 2 2009, 03:30 PM   #11
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The Aliens movie is going to be a prequel, right?
Apparently. There was talk of this at the end of May:
ALIEN 5 must have Ripley! ie, Sigourney Weaver
http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=94480



Well it kills a couple of ideas I had. Maybe at least we'll get the actor Lance Henriksen who plays Bishop in Aliens (1986) in it in some way.

You can continue the discussion here:
ALIEN prequal is confirmed.
http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=94941
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Old July 2 2009, 03:46 PM   #12
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I'm holding out hope that she'll do Ghostbusters. As for Rick Moranis, I read that he's coming out of retirement for the movie. Annie Potts is supposed to be in it too.
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Old July 2 2009, 04:14 PM   #13
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I'm holding out hope that she'll do Ghostbusters. As for Rick Moranis, I read that he's coming out of retirement for the movie. Annie Potts is supposed to be in it too.
For the videogame released last month he declined to voiceact for it as I read he made so much money with the 'Honey I shrunk the kids' series he did not have to work again.
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Old July 2 2009, 05:22 PM   #14
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I'm holding out hope that she'll do Ghostbusters. As for Rick Moranis, I read that he's coming out of retirement for the movie. Annie Potts is supposed to be in it too.
For the videogame released last month he declined to voiceact for it as I read he made so much money with the 'Honey I shrunk the kids' series he did not have to work again.
If theirs one good thing about this economic crisis, its the hope that Rick Moranis will start working again.
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Old July 2 2009, 05:24 PM   #15
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Re: Sigourney Weaver Opts Out of Alien and Ghostbusters Sequels

Quite frankly, I'll be amazed if the new Ghostbusters movie actually gets made.

As for Weaver, I think it's way too early to rule anything out on either franchise.
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